How to add, change, or remove a Google profile picture

Updated: 07/07/2021 by Computer Hope
Google account

After a Google account is created, users are allowed to add or change a profile picture. The new image will be displayed with Google services, like Gmail and Google Hangouts. Additionally, it is changed on all other Google services linked to your account, such as Google Drive and YouTube.

How to add a Google profile picture

  1. Open the Chrome browser and visit myaccount.google.com.
  2. If prompted to do so, sign in.
  3. On the left side of the screen, click the Personal Info tab.

Personal Info selector.

  1. Under the Basic info section, to the right of Photo, click the circular icon on the right with the first letter of your name.

Change picture icon.

  1. In the prompt that appears, click the Add Profile Picture button. button.
  2. Choose the method by which you'd like to upload your picture.

Upload options

  1. Once you've selected a photo, crop and rotate it to your liking and then click the Save as profile picture button. button in the lower-right corner of the screen.

How to change or remove a Google profile picture

  1. Open the Chrome browser and visit myaccount.google.com.
  2. If prompted to do so, sign in.
  3. On the left side of the screen, click the Personal Info tab.

Personal Info selector.

  1. Under the Basic info section, to the right of Photo, click your existing profile picture.

Change picture icon.

  1. On the prompt that appears, click either the Remove or the Change button.
  2. If you chose the Remove option, click the Google Remove button. button again to confirm. If you chose the Google Change button. option, choose the method by which you'd like to upload your picture.

Upload options

  1. Once you've selected a photo, crop and rotate it to your liking and then click the Save as profile picture button. button in the lower-right corner of the screen.